We’re very pleased with how the evening went. We estimate 114 attended, including 70 members, 14 non-member guests - several local councillors, the senior Enable team and many others - and 30 people we’d never met before, half of whom joined the Friends.
Our guests seemed to enjoy themselves – food, drink, music by Lyons & Linton jazz duo. The business included the Chair’s presentation and film on our first year and confirmation of our Committee of nine. Supportive words from guest speaker Cllr. Steffi Sutters, Wandsworth Council Lead for Community Services and Open Spaces, were followed by her cutting the birthday cake (thanks to Skylark) and opening the party.
Cllr Sutters made public commitments on a Friends forum, a biodiversity action plan and funding, so we’re very pleased with that.
Thanks to the County Arms for providing a great venue, our two financial sponsors – John D Wood and FLM Wealth Management – and last but not least all our volunteers for helping make the evening such a great success. We’ll all now get our heads down to make our second year equally successful.